Teriyaki Chicken Lettuce Wraps are made with fresh veggies, rotisserie chicken, quinoa, and Teriyaki sauce. They're nutritious, festive, and meal-prep friendly. This chicken lettuce wrap recipe is a breeze to make and fun to eat!
Teriyaki chicken lettuce wraps are a nutritious lunch or appetizer that everyone loves. These easy lettuce wraps will satisfy your appetite and wake up your palate with scrumptious, sweet and savory Asian flavors.
I like to think of this as a healthier lettuce wrap recipe because we've added a bunch of fresh vegetables to it, instead of just meat. Everyday ingredients makes them meal-prep and budget friendly.
Make chicken lettuce wraps for summer picnics, weekday lunches, road trip grub, or party appetizers…you name it!
Ingredient amounts are listed in the recipe card below.
- avocado oil - or olive oil
- snap peas
- green onions
- teriyaki sauce - available in reduced-sodium version aso
- rotisserie chicken - use store bought or leftovers from air fryer whole chicken, baked chicken thighs, or air fryer chicken breast.
- cooked quinoa or rice - we love our super fluffy Instant Pot quinoa or tender Instant Pot brown rice for this recipe.
- lettuce - romaine hearts, Boston bibb, or butter lettuce
- unsalted peanuts - optional garnish
- fresh cilantro
How to make chicken lettuce wraps
- chop and saute produce
- add teriyaki sauce
- fold in rotisserie chicken and quinoa
- allow to cool and scoop into lettuce
What is the best lettuce for wraps?
- baby romaine
- mature romaine
- Boston / bibb / butterhead lettuce
These are the best lettuce varieties for a smaller, Asian lettuce wrap because they have rigid leaves that can hold the weight of the filling when you lift it with your hand.
If you're looking for the best lettuce to make sandwich wraps, as in a lettuce wrapped sandwich, you want a larger red or green leaf lettuce. It will be larger in size and more pliable, so it won't snap when you fold it.
How to cut lettuce for lettuce wraps
- Cut off the core of a lettuce head (can be 1-3" from the end, depending on the type of lettuce).
- Separate the leaves, rinse, and allow to dry.
- Store the lettuce leaves loosely in a sealed container and refrigerate until ready to use.
What's the best Teriyaki sauce?
I prefer a reduced-sodium sauce (nothing new there) but am most familiar with the Soy Vay brand as well as Trader Joe's Soyaki Sauce. These are great if you're in a hurry and don't want to make your own.
How to serve lettuce wraps
You can enjoy chicken lettuce wraps as...
- lunch or brunch
- a party appetizer
- picnic or camping food
Teriyaki chicken lettuce wrap tips
Keep the prepared filling separate from the lettuce pieces until you're ready to serve. Scoop the filling into the lettuce wrap as you go.
When entertaining, assemble the wraps, plate them, cover, and refrigerate a few hours before serving.
You can also do a self-serve lettuce wrap "bar" during casual events. People will love helping themselves to these!
More Asian-inspired recipes
- Quick Pickled Carrots and Daikon
- Easy Chicken Fried Rice
- Teriyaki Chicken Fried Rice
- Stir Fry Veggies with Black Bean Sauce
- Thai Cucumber Salad
- Thai Peanut Zucchini Noodles [Zoodles Recipe]
- Kale Sesame Noodles
Teriyaki Chicken Lettuce Wraps
- 2 tablespoons Avocado Oil, or preferred oil
- 1 Carrot, grated
- 1 cup Snap Peas, chopped
- 2 Green Onions, sliced thin
- ¼ cup Teriyaki Sauce
- 1 cup Rotisserie Chicken, shredded
- 1 cup Cooked Quinoa
- 6 Lettuce Leaves, see footnote for type
- 2 tablespoons Peanuts, chopped, for garnish
- ¼ cup Cilantro, chopped, for garnish
For the lettuce
- Prep the lettuce wrap leaves by removing them from their core, washing, and patting them dry.
For the lettuce wrap filling (yields 3 cups)
- Heat OIL in a 10” nonstick skillet over medium flame; add CARROTS, SNAP PEAS, and GREEN ONIONS; sauté until fragrant and tender; stirring as needed (3-5 minutes).
- Fold in TERIYAKI SAUCE, ROTISSERIE CHICKEN, and (if using) COOKED QUINOA; continue heating until filling is warmed through, stirring as needed.
Assemble the lettuce wraps
- Remove the filling from the heat source and allow to cool slightly.When ready, scoop about ¼ cup filling into prepared lettuce wraps and topping with CRUSHED PEANUTS and CILANTRO.
- Alternatively, you can allow the filling to cool completely and refrigerate in an airtight container until ready to use.
Nutrition data provided as courtesy estimates using unbranded ingredients from a nutrition database. Please consult preferred resource for precise data.